Macbook and VGA

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by metalgearmac, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. metalgearmac macrumors member

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    I recently purchased a macbook and I want to connect it to my 26" samsung lcd. I am thinking about doing it using the mini dvi to vga adapter, but I am not sure of the results I will get. Will I be able to pass hd video through it? Or any better suggestions?
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    oh they dont give you one with it>>?<< they gave me one when i bought my mbp.. dvi>vga converter that is. just double check ur box.

    the video should be pretty gd when u stream it accross the cable neways.
     
  3. metalgearmac thread starter macrumors member

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    I dont have the pro just the macbook. So i should have no problem basically using my lcd as my monitor occasionally?
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    yea nah you would be fine. it just converts the quality down to vga. does ur monitor have a dvi connection, cauz that would be ideal. but if not you wont have any dramas with vga.
     
  5. metalgearmac thread starter macrumors member

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    It does not have dvi but has hdmi. I have thought about getting the mini dvi to dvi adapter and then have a dvi to hdmi adapter, if there is such a thing.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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  7. metalgearmac thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool thanks. I think I will go with the hdmi option. One more question I recently heard about dvi-d and dvd-i do I have to worry about any of those or does it matter?
     
  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    uummm dvi-d is dual link monitor thingo, compared to dvi-i which is a single link. basically means the dual link is for much higher res and size and stuff.

    i am not sure what your lcd screen will be, and macbooks only have support for dvi-i. so just make sure that ur lcd screen doesnt need dvd-d to run it, otherwise there might be a problem. im not entirely sure tho.
     

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